Saturday, December 12, 2009

Science Saturday

You can fool a crow once, after that...nevermore

"Here's a surprise: Wild crows can recognize individual people. They can pick a person out of a crowd, follow them, and remember them — apparently for years. But people — even people who love crows — usually can't tell them apart. So what we have for you are two experiments that tell this story."
 Listen to the interview, read the story, and watch the accompanying video here.


News in Germs

"A new Northwestern University study suggests that American parents should ease up on antibacterial soap and perhaps allow their little ones a romp or two in the mud --- or at least a much better acquaintance with everyday germs."
You can read the rest of the story here.

ht goes to: Sandy 


Admittedly late for Thanksgiving, but certainly in time for Christmas...
another bird story


Karin said...

That was a lot of fascinating info!!
I totally agree about not using all that antiseptic soap!!! We were seldom sick and were allowed to get dirty at play! Fascinating stuff about the crows! Our daughter has a crow story. She had the twins in the van, still asleep! She decided to take in the groceries first and then the babies. It was a lovely day and she left the van door wide open. When she returned there was a raven still on one of the baby's car seat! She said that she had never been so freaked out in her life! I was shocked to learn that ravens up north are huge!!!

Did some googling about the difference between a raven and a crow! Interesting!

rainydaytoys said...

I think crows do that with cats too. they will yell when they see Boingo (who would try to kill them) but they don't yell at Bugsy (who wouldn't think of getting near a crow)